Celebrity chef Cat Cora, known for her roles on the Food Network shows Iron Chef America and Around the World in 80 Plates, is facing DUI charges after being arrested in Santa Barbara on June 17.
Cora, 45, was leaving a tavern in Santa Barbara when she caused a traffic accident with another vehicle. She rear-ended the car in front of her, and the woman who was in the damaged vehicle told police that she believed Cora had been drinking. Cora told police that she had gotten into an argument with her longtime partner at a bar and had left after three beers.
Two different breathalyzer tests were conducted at the scene of the accident, and they came back with blood alcohol concentrations of 0.20 and 0.19. Cora was arrested, and a blood sample was taken that showed her BAC to be 0.19. The legal BAC level is 0.08, and Cora’s results were more than two times the legal limit.
She faces two separate charges in relation to her arrest. Her first charge is for a DUI, and her second one is due to her high BAC level. The arraignment date for her charges is set for July 26.